Piggy Is The Best Leader In Lord Of The Flies

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"If you want to build a ship, don 't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ' ' -Antoine de saint- Exupery. In the story Lord of the Flies by William Golding a group of kids are stranded after their plane crashes on an uncharted island. Being far from civilization and with no adult supervision four young boys : Simon, Jack, Ralph, and Piggy have to decide who will be the best leader to help them survive. From of all the possible choices for a leader I believe Piggy would be the best choice. To be able to understand why piggy would be the best choice we need to understand why Ralph,Simon, and Jack aren 't fit for the job. For example, Jacks shows time and time …show more content…
Proving that Piggy 's intelligence can be a great resource for survival even in the most difficult situation 's. Piggy also would be the best leader because he always seems to never lose sight of reality. For example he says " not with claws and all that, I mean...(Golding,84) when the littleluns panic about the beast on the island, reminding them there 's no actual beast on the island that the only thing they should fear is each other and not a monster they just hallucinated. In addition, Piggy has excellent teamwork skills. Piggy is the brains of his and Ralph 's friendship for example when Piggy says to Ralph " Which is better law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up ?"(Golding, ) piggy is telling Ralph to-do what 's best for him and everyone else and not to worry for the boys who believe savagery equals survival. Without Piggy Ralph is lost as a leader, for example when Piggy is murdered Ralph knows Jack,s going to go after him now.Without Piggy to create a plan Ralph realizes his in big trouble, without Piggy most likely the group will not survive. …show more content…
Everyone has heard the expression " Don 't judge a book by its cover". Piggy doesn 't look like your typical " Man in Charge" yet has many of the necessary qualities you need to be an excellent leader, Proving that piggy would be the best choice for survival. Even though Ralph is chosen as the leader instead. I believe Piggy would have got them out sooner. Piggy 's intelligence, patience, and constant checks with reality would have most likely kept the boys from turning into animals, also from them committing murder. If Piggy would have been the leader I believe the biggest change would be how and when the get rescued. I believe the rescue would have happened sooner and have been by plane rather then by ship due to piggy 's signal fire. Also all the boys would have survived and remained civilized with no fear of the beast. All in all, I believe Piggy would 've been the best choice but in the end only fate will decide because " everything happens for a

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